Stars are stars and role players, role players. But in these Stanley cup playoffs, the Blackhawks role players are playing like stars.
That victory parade seems like ages ago.
Look, I’m not a guy in any kind of shape to be criticizing anyone’s weight. I’m a chubby man, slimming at the moment, but still far too overweight. However, I’m not an NHL defenseman, and I’m not making $5.2 million a season.
Former Blackhawks enforcer Dustin Byfuglien was reportedly arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of boating while intoxicated on a Minnesota lake.
On June 9, 2010 the Chicago Blackhawks won the franchise’s first Stanley Cup since 1961. Over the last year, a lot has changed for the organization, but the core players still remain poised to compete for Stanley Cups in the future.
In a press conference on Tuesday morning True North Sports and Entertainment announced that they have have purchased the Atlanta Thrashers organization and plan to move the team to Winnipeg for this upcoming NHL season.
After winning the Stanley Cup, the Chicago Blackhawks went through a much publicized roster overhaul. A year later, the Blackhawks’ of season will be focused on filling team needs instead of cutting salary.
“The Godfather II,” it was not. Were it, the Blackhawks would have ended up in another parade, showing off hardware and long playoff beards, wearing big sunglasses over sleepless eyes as they drunkenly freestyle-rapped inane lyrics to a sea of red-clad celebrants.
In the previous two postseason series between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Vancouver Canucks, the Blackhawks suffered a game one loss. But in each series they also bounced back with a game two victory.
Sunday afternoon, the NHL’s top players took the ice for the All-Star game, including four Chicago Blackhawks. Among them are Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews on team Lidstrom and Patrick Sharp on Team Staal with coach Joel Quenneville.
The NHL All-Star fantasy draft took place Friday night and a lot of people were hoping to see Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane face each other Sunday. It began to look that way as Toews kept getting skipped over by both teams until Kane finally called his name.
While in Chicago, Dustin Byfuglien became a very popular player for his postseason heroics as a forward. Now in Atlanta, the former Blackhawk is turning heads for his regular season play as a defenseman.
In last year’s Olympic games, the Chicago Blackhawks were on full display. While the next Olympics aren’t for some time, the team will remain well represented in International play.
The Chicago Blackhawks have sent rookie forward Jeremy Morin back to the Rockford IceHogs.
It was a close game between the Blackhawks and Thrashers as four former Hawks took the ice to face their old team. A 4-4 score sent the teams into a scoreless over time, then a shootout. Viktor Stalberg scored the winning goal for the Blackhawks.
Tonight will be a reunion of sort, as the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks square off against the Atlanta Thrashers and four members of last year’s Stanley Cup Championship team.
Saturday night, it was former Blackhawk vs former Blackhawk as Dustin Byfuglien had to face Anti Niemi in a Thrashers vs Sharks game. Byfuglien scored a few game winning goals on the Blackhawks against the Sharks during the playoffs and he did it again.
Dustin Byfuglien’s old house in the Roscoe Village neighborhood is up for sale, for a cool $1.29 million. PHOTOS
ATLANTA (AP) Dustin Byfuglien looks to his left and sees Ben Eager. Just across the room, there’s Brent Sopel and Andrew Ladd. At the end of last season, all four were hoisting the Stanley Cup […]
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